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See detailLong-term sediment management for sustainable hydropower
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Rulot, François ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Sayigh, A (Ed.) Comprehensive Renewable Energy. Vol. 6 (2012)

Since the second half of the 20th century and for decades to come, sedimentation in reservoirs is challenging our ability to maintain the storage capacity needed for water supply, flood mitigation and ... [more ▼]

Since the second half of the 20th century and for decades to come, sedimentation in reservoirs is challenging our ability to maintain the storage capacity needed for water supply, flood mitigation and hydroelectricity production. This complex issue needs to be accounted for from the early stages of the design of dams and reservoirs, until the definition of operation rules oriented towards sustainable management of water and sediments. With reference to the widely-used Driver, Pressure, State, Impact, Response (DPSIR) analytical framework (European Commission 2003), the present chapter reviews key figures and trends in worldwide reservoirs sedimentation, as well as analyzes contemporary sediment management strategies. Besides setting some fundamentals of reservoir sedimentation and summarizing up-to-date background information on rate and distribution of loss of storage in the world, we identify some key driving forces of soil erosion, such as land use, urban development, agriculture and deforestation. Main mechanisms of watershed erosion and sediment yield to reservoirs are also discussed, with a focus on their spatial and temporal variation. Means for quantifying the magnitude of this pressure on reservoirs sustainability are presented, including reservoir surveys, fluvial measurements and combined approaches with numerical modelling. After a review of sedimentation impacts, both locally and downstream as well as upstream of the reservoir, we describe current experience and future opportunities of response to reservoir sedimentation. Possible measures are classified into three broad categories: sediment yield reduction, sediment routing (bypass and pass-through) and sediment removal (dredging and flushing). Pro and contras are presented for the different modes of reservoir operation, as well as their expected efficiency and some specific constraints. Predicting the sedimentation pattern as well as grain sorting processes is a prerequisite for developing optimal sediment evacuation strategies, involving for instance flushing operations. Sound modelling of sediment transport and deposition in reservoirs is highlighted as highly beneficial to support sediment management in the perspective of achieving reservoir sustainability. The chapter also illustrates how spatially distributed numerical modelling may succeed in enhancing decision-making for selecting optimal sediment management measures. [less ▲]

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See detailHydraulic modelling of Piano Key Weirs: a composite approach
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Machiels, Olivier ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of International workshop on Piano Key Weir for In-stream Storage and Dam Safety - PKWISD-2012 (2012, May)

During the last few years, several piano key weirs (PKWs) have been built in France and abroad. Thanks to the reduced footprint and high release capacities of this new type of weir, making it particularly ... [more ▼]

During the last few years, several piano key weirs (PKWs) have been built in France and abroad. Thanks to the reduced footprint and high release capacities of this new type of weir, making it particularly suited for concrete dams rehabilitation, lots of other projects in various countries are under construction or study. The prototype use of PKW requires knowledge about its structural behaviour, hydraulic capacities as well as integration into dams’ environment. This paper aims at presenting numerical and physical modelling works performed at the University of Liege to address the last two items. In particular, large scale physical modelling and parametric scale models have enabled to understand the hydraulic behaviour of the structure and to highlight its most influencing geometric parameters as well as their best variation interval depending on various criteria related to the weir design (discharge efficiency, cost…). A 1D numerical model has also been developed based on these experimental investigations. It enables to predict in a few minutes, with 10% accuracy, the discharge capacity of a given PKW geometry within its usual range of operation head. This model, available as a freeware from http://www.pk-weirs.ulg.ac.be, constitutes a key tool for the first design of such weirs. Finally, the scale model studies of major projects such as Raviège dam (France) for Electricité de France - EDF and Ouldjet Mellegue Project (Algeria) for Coyne et Bellier – Tractebel Engineering enable to confront theoretical predictions with experimental results and to address the problem of PKW integration on dam crests. [less ▲]

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See detailRelative impacts of climate and landuse changes on future flood damage along River Meuse in Wallonia
Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

Poster (2012, April 27)

Climate change is expected to increase flood hazard across most of Europe, both in terms of peak discharge intensity and frequency. Consequently, managing flood risk will remain an issue of primary ... [more ▼]

Climate change is expected to increase flood hazard across most of Europe, both in terms of peak discharge intensity and frequency. Consequently, managing flood risk will remain an issue of primary importance for decades to come. Flood risk depends on territories’ flood hazard and vulnerability. Beside climate change, land use evolution is thus a key influencing factor on flood risk. The aim of this research is to quantify the relative influence of climate and land use changes on flood damage evolution during the 21st century. The study focuses on River Meuse in Wallonia for a 100-year flood. A scenario-based approach was used to model land use evolution. Nine urbanization scenarios for 2100 were developed: three of them assume a “current tend” land use evolution, characterized by urban sprawl, while six others assume a sustainable spatial planning, leading to an increase in density of residential areas as well as an increase in urban functions diversity. A study commissioned by the EU has estimated a 30 % increase in the 100-year discharge for River Meuse by the year 2100. Inundation modeling was conducted for the present day 100-year flood (HQ100) and for a discharge HQ100 + 30%, using the model Wolf 2D and a 5m grid resolution Digital Elevation Model (Ernst et al. 2009). Based on five different damage curves related to land use categories, the relative damage was deduced from the computed inundation maps. Finally, specific prices were associated to each land use category and allowed assessing absolute damages, which were subsequently aggregated to obtain a damage value for each of the 19 municipalities crossed by River Meuse. Results show that flood damage is estimated to increase by 540 to 630 % between 2009 and 2100, reaching 2.1 to 2.4 billion Euros in 2100. These increases mainly involve municipalities downstream of a point where the floodplain width becomes significantly larger. The city of Liège, which is protected against a 100-year flood in the present situation, would undergo about 450 million Euros damage for a 100-year flood in the 2100, i.e. in-between 21% and 25 % of the whole damage increase. The influence of climate is three to eight times higher than the effect of land use change according to the land use evolution scenarios considered. Nevertheless, these two factors have a comparable influence on seven municipalities. Consequently, although a careful spatial planning would not considerably reduce the overall flood damage at the level of theWalloon part of the Meuse Valley, more sustainable spatial planning could efficiently reduce future flood damage at the level of several most critical municipalities. Reference Ernst, J, Dewals, B, Detrembleur, S, Archambeau, P, Erpicum, S, & Pirotton, M. (2010). Micro-scale flood risk analysis based on detailed 2D hydraulic modelling and high resolution geographic data. Natural Hazards, 55(2), 181-209. [less ▲]

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See detailBenefit of using flood risk analysis at the micro level for evaluating local protection measures
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 23)

In numerous river basins, climate projections converge towards conditions leading to a significant increase in peak discharges both in terms of intensity and frequency. Therefore, managing flood risk will ... [more ▼]

In numerous river basins, climate projections converge towards conditions leading to a significant increase in peak discharges both in terms of intensity and frequency. Therefore, managing flood risk will remain an issue of primary importance. Besides, it is currently shifting from the search for full protection against flooding towards the management of the impacts of flooding. In this respect, the elaboration of effective flood management strategies should rely on an integrated risk-based approach, encompassing not only hydraulic criteria but also economic, social and environmental factors. In addition, the considered level of detail in the analysis should be relevant given the available data and the expected outcomes. While such risk analyses have so far been mostly undertaken at a macro- or meso-scale, the herein described analysis is performed at a micro-scale, meaning that the considered assets are the individual buildings, parcels or facilities. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical and physical hydraulic modelling of Piano Key Weirs
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Machiels, Olivier ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 4th Int. Conf. on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia (2012, March)

During the last few years, several piano key weirs (PKWs) have been built in France by Electricité de France (EDF). Thanks to the reduced footprint and high release capacities of this new type of weir ... [more ▼]

During the last few years, several piano key weirs (PKWs) have been built in France by Electricité de France (EDF). Thanks to the reduced footprint and high release capacities of this new type of weir, making it particularly suited for concrete dams rehabilitation, lots of other projects in varied countries are under construction or study. The prototype use of PKW requires knowledge about its structural behaviour, hydraulic capacities as well as integration into dams’ environment. This paper aims at presenting numerical and physical modelling works performed at the University of Liege to address the last two points. In particular, large scale physical modelling and parametric scale models enabled to understand the hydraulic behaviour of the structure and to highlight its main geometric parameters as well as their best variation interval depending on various criteria related to the weir design (discharge efficiency, cost…). A 1D numerical model has also been developed based on these experimental investigations. It enables to predict in a few minutes, with 10% accuracy, the discharge capacity of a given PKW geometry on its usual operation head range. This model, available as a freeware on http://www.pk-weirs.ulg.ac.be, constitutes a key tool for the first design of such weirs. Finally, the scale model studies of major projects such as Raviège dam (France) for EDF and Ouldjet Mellegue Project (Algeria) for Coyne et Bellier – Tractebel Engineering enable to confront theoretical predictions with experimental results and to address the problem of PKW integration on dam crests. [less ▲]

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See detailFlow patterns and sediment deposition in rectangular shallow reservoirs
Dufresne, Matthieu; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Water & Environment Journal (2012), 26(4), 504-510

This work involves the experimental investigation of flow patterns, preferential regions of deposition and trapping efficiency in rectangular shallow reservoirs. The main flow patterns that can be ... [more ▼]

This work involves the experimental investigation of flow patterns, preferential regions of deposition and trapping efficiency in rectangular shallow reservoirs. The main flow patterns that can be encountered in rectangular shallow reservoirs are described: symmetrical flows without any reattachment point (S0), asymmetrical flows with one reattachment point (A1), and asymmetrical flows with two reattachment points (A2). The influence of geometrical and hydraulic parameters on reattachment lengths is intensively investigated. A shape parameter is introduced to classify symmetrical and asymmetrical flows. For each flow pattern, the preferential regions of deposition are studied. To conclude, a number of practical recommendations are given. Reservoirs with a shape parameter lower than 6.2 limit sediment deposition. Reservoirs with a shape parameter greater than 6.8 are favourable for sediment deposition. Finally, perspectives for maximizing and minimizing deposition are given, respectively by exploiting the great trapping potential of the flow pattern A1 and the poor trapping potential of the flow pattern S0. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Taoussa project (Mali): an example of effective composite modeling
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Vuillot, Jean Marie et al

in 4th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (2012, February)

Physical modeling and numerical modeling are two efficient analysis approaches in hydraulic engineering. The interactive application of both methods is obviously the more effective response to most flow ... [more ▼]

Physical modeling and numerical modeling are two efficient analysis approaches in hydraulic engineering. The interactive application of both methods is obviously the more effective response to most flow problems analyses. This paper presents the results of a successful application of such a composite numerical – physical study carried out by the Research Group Hydraulics in Environmental and Civil Engineering (former HACH) of the University of Liège on behalf of Coyne et Bellier (Tractebel Engineering). It concerned, at the stage of detailed draft, the hydraulic study of the Taoussa Project on the Niger River in Mali. The studies, performed in less than 6 months, focused on the flow characteristics at the scale of the reservoir and the river, using the numerical approach, as well as on hydrodynamic details in the spillway using a large scale factor physical model with boundary conditions defined on the basis of numerical modeling. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental study of velocity fields in rectangular shallow reservoirs
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Journal of Hydraulic Research (2012), 50(4), 435-436

The Authors of the discussed paper present the results of an experimental study to improve the flow classification in rectangular shallow reservoirs. Although previous papers have paved the way for this ... [more ▼]

The Authors of the discussed paper present the results of an experimental study to improve the flow classification in rectangular shallow reservoirs. Although previous papers have paved the way for this classification (Dewals et al. 2008, Dufresne et al. 2010), the Authors are complemented for the detailed flow field measurements conducted for a high number of reservoir geometries. For the tested hydraulic conditions, the Authors report a transition zone corresponding to an ‘unstable’ flow pattern. Repeated tests under similar conditions lead alternately to a symmetric or an asymmetric flow field. In this discussion, it is intended below to shed light on this transition zone using 2D numerical simulations. The Authors state that the flow in the transition zone is sensitive to so-called ‘external perturbations’, whereas we argue that the flow is particularly influenced by the initial test conditions. Using a particular post-processing of the computed flow fields, a hysteresis effect is detected. [less ▲]

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See detailSemi-explicit modelling of watersheds with urban drainage systems
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Khuat Duy, Bruno et al

in Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (2012), 6(1), 46-57

A trade-off methodology has been developed to account for impervious surfaces and drainage effects accurately, without the need for modelling the entire drainage network in detail. Undrained impervious ... [more ▼]

A trade-off methodology has been developed to account for impervious surfaces and drainage effects accurately, without the need for modelling the entire drainage network in detail. Undrained impervious areas have been distinguished from drained ones. Rain falling on the former has been discharged as overland flow, whereas flow on the later has been routed separately using “virtual pipes”, which enable a simplified process-oriented modelling of the drainage network. [less ▲]

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See detailMultidimensional flow modelling to guide hydromorphological restoration of an Alpine river
Rulot, François ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics 2012 (2012)

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See detailDealing with sediment transport over partly non-erodible bottoms
Rulot, François ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Tullis, Blake; Chanson, Hubert (Eds.) Proc. 4th International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Strucutres, IJREWHS’12 (2012)

In depth-averaged flow and morphodynamic models using a finite volume discretization based on explicit time integration, a specific difficulty can arise during a computation: the computed sediment level ... [more ▼]

In depth-averaged flow and morphodynamic models using a finite volume discretization based on explicit time integration, a specific difficulty can arise during a computation: the computed sediment level can become lower than the level of a non-erodible bottom. The original developments presented in this paper enable to correct the non-physical sediment levels. The method, based on iterative limitation of the outward fluxes, is perfectly mass conservative and remains computationally efficient. The resulting model has been validated with several 1D benchmarks leading to configurations with sediment transport over non-erodible bottom. Two interesting experimental benchmarks are highlighted in this paper to show the efficiency of numerical simulations. In these benchmarks, the computation time has been verified not to increase by more than 15% when using the new method. [less ▲]

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See detailModelling sediment transport over partially non-erodible bottoms
Rulot, François ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids (2012), 70(2), 186-199

In depth- and cross section-averaged morphodynamic models, based on explicit time integration, it may happen that the computed bed level becomes lower than the top level of a non-erodible layer (e.g ... [more ▼]

In depth- and cross section-averaged morphodynamic models, based on explicit time integration, it may happen that the computed bed level becomes lower than the top level of a non-erodible layer (e.g. concrete, bedrock or armoured layer). This is a standard pitfall which has been addressed in different ways. In this paper, we present an original approach for avoiding computation of non-physical bed levels, using an iterative procedure to correct the outward sediment fluxes. The procedure is shown to be computationally efficient while it achieves a high accuracy in terms of mass conservation. We compare our original approach with the existing Struiksma’s method and with a reformulation of the problem in terms of mathematical optimization of a linear or non-linear objective function under linear constraints. The new procedure has been incorporated into an existing finite volume morphodynamic model. It has been validated with several 1D benchmarks leading to configurations with sediment transport over non-erodible bottom. The computation time has been verified not to increase by more than 15% compared to runs without non-erodible bottom. [less ▲]

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See detailTransboundary assessment of the effect of climate change on river Meuse: flood wave selection for hydraulic modelling from Ampsin (B) to Maaseik (NL)
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Becker, Bernhard et al

in Proc. 2nd IAHR Europe Congress: Water - infinitely deformable but still limited (2012)

This paper addresses high resolution inundation modelling in a transboundary context. In particular, flood wave propagation and inundation characteristics are simulated over a stretch of almost 100 km of ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses high resolution inundation modelling in a transboundary context. In particular, flood wave propagation and inundation characteristics are simulated over a stretch of almost 100 km of river Meuse across the Belgian-Dutch border, using 2D fully dynamic modelling. This transboundary hydraulic simulation requires inflow hydrographs to be prescribed as upstream boundary conditions. However, existing procedures for generating flood wave hydrographs differ between the concerned regions. Therefore, we review the main characteristics of the existing regional procedures and compare the resulting synthetic hydrographs. Besides, transnational hydrological scenarios have been developed to investigate the impact of climate change on flood risk along river Meuse in both countries. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards improved operation rules for the Vesdre reservoirs
Detrembleur, Sylvain; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

Report (2012)

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See detailEléments de mécanique des fluides
Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg

Learning material (2012)

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